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Come visit the World at the 2014 International Village
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This is the perfect family outing to discover the wonders of the world, the different cultures, the languages they speak, their natural resources,
and archaeological & artistic contributions. The countries are represented by individuals in our community knowledgeable of the countries they
are representing.   Young folks can travel the world by signing up for the Festival’s “Passport to Culture” and exploring different tasks identified in
each country.  Once they have visited each country booth, they will be able to choose from a variety of prizes.

Asia

Thailand
Occupies the western half of the Indochinese peninsula and the northern two-thirds of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its neighbors are
Burma (Myanmar) on the north and west, Laos on the north and northeast, Cambodia on the east, and Malaysia on the south. Thailand is about
the size of France.
Nalinee and John Cusak will be representing this country.

Philippines
The Philippines is a land apart from mainland Southeast Asia; not only geographically but also spiritually and culturally. The country's
overwhelming Catholicism, the result of 350 years of Spanish rule, is its most obvious enigma. Vestiges of the Spanish era include exuberant town
fiestas (festivals) like Kalibo's Ati-Atihan, unique Spanish-Filipino colonial architecture, and exquisite, centuries-old stone churches lording over
bustling town plazas. Malls, fast-food chains and widespread spoken English betray the influence of Spain's colonial successor, the Americans.
Yet despite these outside influences, the country remains very much its own unique entity.  The people are, simply, Filipinos; and proud of it.
Welcoming, warm and relentlessly upbeat, it is they who captivate and ultimately ensnare visitors.
Pilipinas Group and Ricardo Haragutchi will showcase this land and its culture.

Japan
Estsuko Richards will showcase this land and its culture.

China and Asia
Julie Bordo and Dwight Willis will showcase this land and its culture.

Vietnan
Win Uyen Nguyen will showcase this land and its culture.


Europe & the Middle East

Germany
This country is the industrial engine of Europe.  The International Pavilion will display authentic crafts, art, costumes, books and literature, which
were brought by Hannelore Philipp, who was born and raised in southern Bavaria.

Romania
Romania is located in Southeastern Europe bordering the Black Sea.  Some traditional ceramics and crafts as well as pictures of the beautiful
castles in the Carpathian mountains,  including Prince Vlad Dracul Castle , the real person who inspired the fictional character of Dracula, will be
displayed). Marina Quarticelli, who moved to the US from Romania 12 years ago, will represent her native country.

Poland
Poland is a beautiful Central European country with a thousand-year  history, beginning in 966. Located between Germany and Russia is the
birthplace of John Paul II, the Pope, a man who not only changed Poland but influenced the whole world.  There are countless beautiful
attractions: from sandy Baltic  Sea beaches in the north to spectacular Tatry Mountains in the south and Masuria Lakes region in between.
Maria Czerniawski, who was born in Poland, represents her native country.

Spain
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, has been a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy since 1975.
Teresa Luminac represents this country.  She is a South Brunswick High School Teacher and has been teaching Spanish for 26 years.   She also
lived in Spain for three years.


North and South America

United States
Brunswick Community College will showcase this land and its culture.

Mexico
Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world.  Some indigenous Mexican words have even become common in other
languages.  For instance, the words tomato, chocolate, coyote, and avocado are Nahuatl in origin.  Mexico has the most Latin-American sites on
the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is best known for its public, ceremonial and urban monumental buildings, several of which are the largest in the
world.
Sujei Tejeda and Ricardo Vargas, both of Mexican descent, will represent this country.

United States
Brunswick Community College will showcase this land and its culture.

Colombia
Silvia Sevast will showcase this land and its culture.

Peru
Vicki Sundberg will showcase this land and its culture.

Brazil
Ricardo Haragutchi will showcase this land and its culture.


Central America

Pre-Columbian Latin America
Richard Graham will be displaying information and crafts on this era, highlighting the different indigenous cultures found in the continent, their
architecture and history.

Brunswick County
The exhibit will have a potpourri of pictures, stories, quilts, old maps, a turkey caller, a martin gourd and more.  The display is designed to give
visitors a sense of what it was like in this area during the 1800 and early 1900s.
Becky Long, a life-long resident, will represent the county.

Costa Rica
Marcela Diaz Henderson will showcase this land and its culture.

El Salvador
Marjorie Graham and Eduardo Rivera Henderson will showcase this land and its culture.
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